what color is Bella? (appaloosa)

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what color is Bella? (appaloosa)

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    10-08-2011, 01:16 PM
what color is Bella? (appaloosa)

Sorry I'm on my phone so can't post pictures but have a link to the other post that has pictures of her.


I know that she is a _____ with a small white blanket but I would like to know her base color. Dad was homozygous black didn't roan, mom was a similar color to her but lighter and she roaned out a lot.
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    10-08-2011, 02:53 PM
Hmm considering she looks chestnut sorrel and I am not getting a clack gene vibe from her or from her foal pics...

Are you sure that her sire was homozygous? What was his registered name?
    10-08-2011, 04:23 PM
I agree with sorrel, flaxen sorrel at that.

I would also guess that Daddy either isn't homozygous for black or "Daddy" isn't really daddy at all. I know that LP can screw with base colors quite a bit, but not that much.
    10-08-2011, 04:41 PM
Dad is only in dreams and I'm sure daddy is daddy
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    10-08-2011, 04:43 PM
Only In Dreams Appaloosa
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    10-08-2011, 04:45 PM
Only In Dreams


Homozygous Black

E/E a/a

Case: DT15721
This is what it says about the stallion p.s he has a big white blanket if that makes a difference
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    10-08-2011, 06:47 PM
What I'm saying is that your filly appears to be red based, I would be willing to bet money on it, but if her sire is homozygous, then that's an impossibility and makes me wonder.
    10-08-2011, 07:04 PM
Well they know which stallion each mare gets bred to so maybe they just "thought/guessed/were told" he is homozygous.
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    10-17-2011, 12:12 AM
I actually do see a little shading on her legs which might be suggesting bay... Or maybe silver bay even... Which might answer the lack of Really dark points?

While you can still tell the base color of this filly, she has changed a lot, and more still since the photo. She was born black (other than her pattern) and has faded out to odd grey color with a white tail and some salt in her mane.(neither parent is grey, so she is not greying out) Lp certainly can mess with things !

As a newborn
    10-17-2011, 12:28 AM
Full brother is also chestnut. Daddy isn't homozygous black.

I don't think that the OP's horse is black based. She doesn't look silver - the tone of the coat is too orange, eyelashes too dark. As well as that, silver is relatively uncommon in stock breed, and usually does not express anywhere near as much as it does in minis and ponies.

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